UTC looking for readers at Sept. 7th Ukrainian event

On September 7th, a large number of organizations are organizing a worldwide reading of Ukrainian Literature. The creative writing department at UTC is participating and they are scheduling a reading on the UTC campus on September 7th from 4-5 pm.

All the work read will be by Ukrainian authors, read by local and university writers. The organization at the core of the event will be providing a bank of Ukrainian literature to facilitate this.

From the organizers: “The international literature festival berlin [ilb], in cooperation with the Frankfurt Book Fair and the German PEN Centre, calls on cinemas, schools, universities, media, cultural institutions and individuals to participate in a worldwide reading of Ukrainian literature on September 7, 2022.

On the occasion of the war in Ukraine and its devastating effects, we would like to shine a light on Ukrainian literature through the Worldwide Reading and give Ukrainian authors an international forum.

Readings can be made from specially selected texts as well as from the proposals of the ilb. A selection of texts in Ukrainian and German is now available on our website, an English version will follow on July 27. Among them excerpts from war diaries by Serhij Zhadan, Natalka Woroshbit and Juri Durkot, poetry by Boris Chersonskij and prose by Oksana Sabuschko and Juri Andruchowytsch.”

For more information, visit literaturfestival.com, or email worldwidereading@literaturfestival.com.

To sign up to be a reader at UTC on September 7th, please email kate.landers@chattanoogawritersguild.org no later than September 1st – that’s THIS Thursday.

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